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No Worries for Man Utd After Portsmouth Draw

2006 10 01FrattonPark t No Worries for Man Utd After Portsmouth Draw
Some Man United fans may be worried after tonight’s 1-1 draw against Portsmouth and the fact that United now only has two points from as many matches.

The fact is though that United have faced difficult opposition in both of those matches. Reading and Portsmouth are never easy teams to beat and Pompey, especially at Fratton Park during night matches, is a formidable force.

More worrying to Man United is the sending off of Cristiano Ronaldo who will now miss the next three matches. Perhaps its time for Anderson to make his Premier League debut although Sir Alex Ferguson may be tempted to slot the dependable Darren Fletcher into the right wing position instead.

The good news for Man Utd is they’ll be able to play on a larger pitch than Fratton Park on Sunday at the City of Manchester Stadium where the red half of Manchester will be able to play more of the attacking game they’re used to. Manchester City’s pitch is five metres wider than Portsmouth’s field.

Man United may be finding the new season tough so far but it’ll take time for new players such as Nani and Tevez to integrate into the side. The Red Devils are creating chances. They just need to put them away.


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